Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree Ideas

 AGlass ornaments on a tree

Gorgeous Glass

This simple, timeless design will never go out of style.

Tip: Instead of purchasing individual ornaments, opt for boxes of multiples in one color and put the money you saved towards more gifts.

Holiday theme with cranberries, robin's blue egg


Introduce a fresh color scheme to your holiday decorations (we chose cranberry, robin's egg blue, and chocolate), and repeat the colors for maximum sparkle.

Tip: Before adding ornaments, look at the lit tree at night so it's easier to see where you need to add or take away a strand.

A silver themed tree with family heirlooms including baby cups

Silver Sensation

To make your tree especially meaningful, look around your home for personal collections to use as ornaments. Here, family heirlooms, such as silver baby cups, create a silver-themed tree.

Various sizes of trees, garland, plants, and boxes make for a festive outdoor background

Festive Front Entry

Take the tree outdoors! By mixing multiple trees in varying sizes with garland, seasonal plants (such as poinsettias), and wrapped boxes, you can create a festive backdrop for an outdoor holiday gathering.

Tip: Keep your setup safe from the elements by staging it in a covered area.

Pale butterfly inspired colors on a tree

Fanciful Fir

Use what you already have to inspire new looks. The decor for this tree began with a butterfly-patterned piece of china from the homeowner's collection. The plate's pinks, reds, yellows, and greens dictate the color scheme for this holiday home.

A kids' tree with gingerbread ornaments

Kids' Corner

The little ones will love helping you decorate a tree that's just for them (Norfolk Island pine is used here). Try hanging homemade gingerbread-man ornaments (made of felt, buttons, rickrack, and candies) and strings of gumdrops as garland. via

When my grandson was 4 I let him decorate his own tree with his tools, trucks and any of his favorite things and add special holiday greetings to special friends and family. He is 18 now and has never forgotten that tree.

1 comment:

  1. I love that little kids tree...and you can use it again.
    Mary Ann


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